Science's special section on Eyeing the Sun includes five Research Reports and a related Perspective that together, provide results
that are critical pieces in the still-unsolved
puzzle of fully understanding of how the Sun shapes and affects the heliosphere. [Read the full introduction]
Observations from the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph reveal the prevalence of intermittent small-scale jets with speeds
of 80 to 250 kilometers per second from the narrow bright network lanes of this interface region..
High-resolution observations with the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) reveal rapid variability (~20 to 60 seconds)
of intensity and velocity on small spatial scales (≲500 kilometers) at the footpoints of hot and dynamic coronal loops.
The high spatial- and temporal-resolution observations with the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) at the solar
limb reveal a plethora of short, low-lying loops or loop segments at transition-region temperatures that vary rapidly, on
the time scale of minutes.